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What EVs:
  1. have actual one pedal driving?
  2. one pedal driving except in some circumstance?
  3. nearly one pedal driving?
In my experience, the i3 has #2 - it’s one pedal unless the car is going down hill.

The Kona (and its siblings) has #3 - it’s nearly one pedal - it will not come to a stop just by lifting off the accelerator alone. Stopping, without touching the brake, requires the use of a paddle behind the steering wheel. It’s one pedal, plus one paddle.

So, which cars fall into category #1 and will come to a stop in almost all circumstances just by lifting off the accelerator?

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The Leaf e-pedal is proper one pedal, in the week I used one I used the brakes about three times. It was the best thing about the car.
Thanks 👍 is that even on moderately steep slopes?
 

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What EVs:
  1. have actual one pedal driving?

So, which cars fall into category #1 and will come to a stop in almost all circumstances just by lifting off the accelerator?
Tesla model 3 has true 1 pedal driving if the drive mode is set to "hold". It will slow down and stop even on steep slopes without touching the brake pedal. It uses the friction brakes to stop at low speeds and to hold the car.
 

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Thanks 👍 is that even on moderately steep slopes?
Yes on my leaf E+. I have a few small hills on my daily journeys and also never need use the brakes unless I forget to lift fully off or approach too fast. It is particularly impressive on a short steep hill with a tight right hander at the bottom.
Max regen is 35kw. if you let it bring you to a standstill, I'm sure the brakes take over for the last couple of yards. I am averaging over 20% of power used is from regens. (just checked the app)
My only gripe is that it will not remember E-pedal mode, whereas it does remember ECO mode.
 

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There's a price to pay in terms of efficiency for true one pedal driving, but it can be so small as to be hard to measure.
 

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There's a price to pay in terms of efficiency for true one pedal driving, but it can be so small as to be hard to measure.
Not when I'm getting 20% of total kw from regeneration. The app shows: 33.1kw total, 7.42kw regenerated, 25.6kw consumed. I don't know how much would be regenerated in non E-pedal mode but I might check next time I'm out, The effect is so strong, that only braking firmly would be equal to it. i,e its much stronger than non
E-pedal.
 

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I’ve driven a version of the Renault Kangoo van that was true one pedal, used friction brakes when you stopped. The van my work actually got was lower spec and didn’t quite do this but you could still get away with rarely using the foot brake.
 

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My only gripe is that it will not remember E-pedal mode, whereas it does remember ECO mode.
@farmergiles , you can adjust the settings so that it does remember e-pedal. If it wasn't dark and cold right now I'd go out and find it. But if I sussed it myself then it can't have been difficult. :)
 
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